Who Is Melvin Bubble?
by Nick Bruel
Who is this kid with the funny name? Well, that depends on who you ask. Everybody who knows Melvin--his mom, his dad, his best friend Jimmy, his dog--even Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the big ugly monster with three eyes who lives in his closet have a different opinion. This original and riotous picture book has a lot to say--not only about Melvin, but also about pers...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by Roaring Brook Press
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This is a book in which the narrator asks questions of many people and things to find out what "Melvin Bubble" is like. It is a good book to see how a variety of people view the same person in a different light. No two people described Melvin in the same way. This would be useful for working with students when talking about perspectives. This would be a great way to give examples of how the same topic is viewed in a variety of ways because people are not the same. Everyone has their own views an...more
This book would be a great read for children. The illustrations are great and it would be fun to act out different voices for the children. An excellent curriculum activity would be something having to do with the other students. Depending on the age group, the students could either draw a picture of themselves and write about themselves as well. This would be a good correlation with the book.
Aug 22, 2011 Mti Librarian rated it 4 of 5 stars
I liked the style of this book. It starts out with a letter from Jimmy to the author, Nick Bruel, asking him to write a book about Jimmy's best friend, Melvin Bubble. Mr. Bruel, being a nice guy, does and interviews parents, friends, pets and more to answer the question Who is Melvin Bubble?
Nick Bruel is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of children's books including Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, and Boing!, among others. Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.More about Nick Bruel...